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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Episode: "Depths"

Season 7, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: The case of a dead diver causes tension to surface between the department and the FBI over possible terrorist connections. Goren and Eames' probe, however, leads them to the treacherous world of deep-sea treasure hunters.
Original Air Date: Nov 2, 2007
Guest Cast Michael Cerveris Fred Weller Theresa Randle: ADA Patricia Kent
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Season 7, Episode 5
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Length: 43:13
Aired: 11/2/2007
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"Depths" Season 7, Episode 5

I don't know if it is safer to dive underwater by yourself or with a partner after watching tonight's episode. Heck, I think it's better if we all just stay out of the water - unless some of you are already after the treasure that wasn't recovered! A dead scuba diver washed up on shore attracts the attention of Detectives Goren ( Vincent D'Onofrio ) and Eames ( Kathryn Erbe), not to mention the FBI, on suspicions that he was a terrorist looking at underwater gas lines. Goren and the FBI agent right away butt heads on a number of issues. After debating if anything useful would be found on the murdered diver's camera, I loved the line the FBI agent said to Goren: "If I find any pictures of Nemo, you'll be the first one I call." The murdered diver's girlfriend, Dana, is "dating" his partner, Chilly aka Stan, on the side. And for a while it looks like they are the ones who murdered Rick, to have the treasure all to themselves. Further into the investigation we are introduced to Dana's ex-husband, Tommy, who is still in love with her, and Simon Harper ( Fred Weller) a wealthy investor who was funding Rick's expedition. Turns out they weren't looking for terrorists but buried treasure - and what a loot of gold coins there was. I wonder how much money they were all worth? Goren said one 1866 coin would sell for $3,000. The fact that he knew that off the top of his head, and the shopping Dana did from skimming off the top (three pairs of Jimmy Choos, four Versace dresses, and the diamond earrings) we are talking thousands and thousands of dollars. The old man on the beach was the real pirate, though: buying the gold coin off the little boy for $10 and a snow cone. What a deal! Later, Chilly shows up dead when out diving and the anchor gets pulled up. At this point I was convinced that Dana was in on it. The detectives question Tommy, who all along has been helping Dana avoid police trouble. It's a good thing she never tried to run away from the police, since I don't think a bright-pink Benz is the best car for that. Tommy spills that he told Harper where the coins were hidden, which leads Goren and Eames to further dig into why Harper was searching for this buried ship in the first place. Bingo - the ship was linked to Harper's ancestry, which proved his forefather Roundtree was in violation of fraud - not to mention being pro-slavery. So if the ship was found with the buried treasure on it, the Roundtrees would be entitled to Harper's fortune, leaving nothing for his child's future. In that last scene I think all that family stuff hit Goren personally, so he had a right to throw Harper in the ocean - oops, I mean he slipped. And did you notice Goren's jeans? I think this was a fun episode this week. What did you think? Did you know Harper did it? Let me know what you thought. Next week looks like Det. Falacci ( Alicia Witt) finds herself in hot water when she doesn't want to follow the rules. For more Law & Order: CI, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
I don't know if it is safer to dive underwater by yourself or with a partner after watching tonight's episode. Heck, I think it's better if we all just stay out of the water — unless some of you are already after the treasure that wasn't recovered!A dead scuba diver washed up on shore attracts the attention of Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio ) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe), not to mention the FBI, on suspicions that he was a terrorist looking at underwater gas lines. Goren and the FBI agent right away butt heads on a number of issues. After debating if anything useful would be found on the murdered diver's camera, I loved the line the FBI agent said to Goren: "If I find any pictures of Nemo, you'll be the first one I call."The murdered diver's girlfriend, Dana, is "dating" his partner, Chilly aka Stan, on the side. And for a while it looks like they are the ones who murdered Rick, to have the treasure all to themselves. Further into the investigation we are introduced to Dana's ... read more

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Premiered: September 30, 2001, on USA
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: This second 'Law & Order' spin-off focuses on New York detectives known as the Major Case Squad, which handles high-profile and unusually difficult investigations. Its storytelling differs from the original series in that it presents the criminal's perspective as well as the deductive methods used by the cops.

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